Aldous Huxley was a man of letters, born in England in 1894. Better known for his novels such as Brave New World, Huxley also wrote numerous essays, short stories, poetry and movie scripts. In Brave New World Huxley addressed such hitherto practically unknown subjects as reproductive technology, sleep-learning techniques and psychological manipulation (brainwashing).
He employed a somewhat cynical or satyrical turn of phrase as shown in some of the more famous quotes attributed to him:
"Maybe this world is another planet's hell."
"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history."
"Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards."
"An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie."